A graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and Emory University School of Law, where she was an Earl Warren Scholar, Hatchett completed a prestigious federal clerkship in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia. She then spent nearly ten years at Delta Air Lines, where she was the airline’s highest-ranking woman of color worldwide. As senior attorney, she represented Delta Air Lines in labor/personnel and antitrust litigation and commercial acquisitions. As public relations manager, she supervised global crisis management and handled media relations for 50 U.S. cities as well as all of Europe and Asia.
Hatchett has served on the boards of three Fortune 500 companies – HCA, The Gap Inc., and ServiceMaster Company.
Hatchett left Delta Air Lines to accept an appointment as chief presiding judge of the Fulton County Juvenile Court in Atlanta, becoming the first African-American chief presiding judge of a state court in Georgia. She is a member of the bar in both Georgia and the District of Columbia.
Hatchett is the founder of The Hatchett Firm, P.C. a national firm that specializes in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases and fatal police misconduct cases.